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Another morning, another route to work.

Another morning, another route to work.

I may not like my job every day, I love my commute!

I may not like my job every day, I love my commute!

The smallest cabin we could find in Tromso, a tiny treehouse!

The smallest cabin we could find in Tromso, a tiny treehouse!

Almost a week after the Tromso Skyrace it was time to start up again, pick up the bike and cycle to work! September mornings are the best!

Almost a week after the Tromso Skyrace it was time to start up again, pick up the bike and cycle to work! September mornings are the best!

The last view from Tromso airport, clouds were quickly covering the magical mountains of Norway. It has been an amazing experience to travel this far north for a Skyrace!

The last view from Tromso airport, clouds were quickly covering the magical mountains of Norway. It has been an amazing experience to travel this far north for a Skyrace!

Hamperokken summit, 4 Norwegians sitting at this checkpoint for a full day just waiting for some crazy runners. Amazing work by the group of volunteers helping with the first Tromso Skyrace!

Last race briefing, just minutes before the start of the Tromso Skyrace. I don’t know if I was excited or afraid…

Last race briefing, just minutes before the start of the Tromso Skyrace. I don’t know if I was excited or afraid…

"Forced" some gearing on my Salsa Selma, setup is getting more and more interesting. Force CX1 levers, rear derailleur and chainwheel, modified a 11-32 11 speed cassette on an old Hope hub (only 10 cogs fit). Changed the BB7 mountain out for a set of BB7 road S, kept the 180mm rotors. The Force CX1 + 40 tooth chainring crankset will not fit a mountainbike frame, happily I found a 110mm Middleburn spider in the parts bin, took a bit of chainline changing (I do love my Phil Wood Square taper BB). to get it all to work. Chainline is not perfect, but the lower 8 gears work fine, maybe the 10 speed chain takes a bit of time to work on the CX1 stuff. The Salsa Selma started out as a dedicated singlespeed bike for the Dutch dunes and beaches, slowly it is transforming in some sort of bikepacking nightriding do anything Gravelbike. 
After the initial testride I will make some decent pictures of this machine.
p.s. anyone interested in a 172,5mm GXP Force CX1 crank + BB?

"Forced" some gearing on my Salsa Selma, setup is getting more and more interesting.
Force CX1 levers, rear derailleur and chainwheel, modified a 11-32 11 speed cassette on an old Hope hub (only 10 cogs fit). Changed the BB7 mountain out for a set of BB7 road S, kept the 180mm rotors.
The Force CX1 + 40 tooth chainring crankset will not fit a mountainbike frame, happily I found a 110mm Middleburn spider in the parts bin, took a bit of chainline changing (I do love my Phil Wood Square taper BB). to get it all to work. Chainline is not perfect, but the lower 8 gears work fine, maybe the 10 speed chain takes a bit of time to work on the CX1 stuff.

The Salsa Selma started out as a dedicated singlespeed bike for the Dutch dunes and beaches, slowly it is transforming in some sort of bikepacking nightriding do anything Gravelbike.

After the initial testride I will make some decent pictures of this machine.

p.s. anyone interested in a 172,5mm GXP Force CX1 crank + BB?